Miami Cop Used Police Car to Try to Run Over Black Teen Who Was on His Bike

Hollywood, FL — Jaydon Stubbs, a 15-year old from South Florida, said police brutally arrested him because they were suspicious of him while he was riding his bike with his friends in the street. He said one officer used his police car to hit the bike he was riding, and another even stunned him with a taser!According to police, they spotted Stubbs with four of his friends while riding their bikes near the Publix in Young Circle, where they said recent burglaries happened frequently. The teens were allegedly ignoring traffic laws but when an officer tried to pull them over, they fled separately.

Stubbs said that as the officers chased them, he ended up alone going down an alley. That was when he said police tried to run him over, causing significant damage to the back of his bike.

“When he hit my bike, I fell sideways. So my bike went sideways because my whole wheel just got destroyed,” Stubbs told Local 10 News. “I was coming from this way. I was riding my bike. As soon as I got right here, the police car sped up and it hit my back tire and I fell sideways.”

He got back up and kept running because he said, “if he hit me with his truck, Lord knows what else he would do.”

When officers caught up to him, things escalated again.

“Three or four other police officers came and jumped on my back, put their knees on my back and, as one of the cops is putting me in handcuffs, another cop ran up and tasered me in my upper shoulder,” Stubbs said.

Stubbs’ mother, Ramona Miller, said that although she doesn’t condone her son’s actions, she couldn’t blame him either.

“(With) what’s going on in the world today with these young black boys and the cops, you can’t blame the children for being afraid of the police,” Miller said.

Miller claimed the police went way too far in arresting her son. She said the police report did not include why the officers thought the using a taser on Stubbs was needed or any other details about his actual arrest aside from that he was taken to the hospital after the incident. Police claimed it is because the report was still under review.

Moreover, Stubb’s mother has filed a complaint with the Hollywood Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit, citing excessive use of force.

White Security Guard Pointed Gun at and Tried to Arrest a Black Sheriff in Full Uniform

Toledo, OH — Alan Gaston, a Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy who is Black, was completely shocked when Seth Eklund, a security guard who is white, confronted him and pointed a gun at him. Gaston was wearing his police uniform at the time and was armed, and Eklund even tried to arrest him when Gaston tried to leave.Here’s what happend: Gaston was on duty when he reportedly went to the Toledo Internal Revenue Service office to ask about a letter he received. A surveillance video proved that he was dressed in full sheriff’s office uniform with his gun and badge clearly visible.

Suddenly, Eklund confronted him and told him that he could not enter the office with his gun, and encouraged him to leave it in his car. Gaston said he couldn’t do that since he was still on duty so he decided to just leave the office.

While Gaston was walking out, Eklund followed him until the elevator with his gun pointed at his back, the surveillance video shows.

“[I was] basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment. Bracing for a shot in my back,” Gaston told the Daily Mail. “There’s really no way to know how you’re going to act when there’s a gun pointed at you and when you think you’re going to lose your life.”

Before Gaston could even enter the elevator, Eklund tried to grab his arm to take him into custody. Someone in the office noticed the commotion and called 911 but failed to mention that the man with a gun was actually a uniformed deputy officer.

When the responding police officers arrived, Eklund can be heard saying, “He’s got a gun and he won’t leave.”

Eklund has since been charged with aggravated menacing and is expected to appear in court in a future date.

Meanwhile, Gaston, who has been on medical leave after the incident, filed a lawsuit against Eklund seeking compensation and claiming that the 

PHX Police Chief responds to shoplifting incident

They always giving excuses for these cops that hurt civilians but the fact is that these people have no control of these cops that kill and murder black people with no regard for protocol. You cannot put a bandaid on a bullet hole and that is what this is. Its not the training it is the hiring process That these people that are camera are failing at. not to mention the elected official that allow stuff like this to happen. They don’t get fired and they don’t go to jail that alone she raise eyebrows

They are letting all the boys out of jail that Amber Guyger arrested in the past 4/25/2019

At least nine people who were arrested by a Dallas police officer who was eventually accused of murdering a man in his own home have had their cases dismissed, according to a new report. The development could be damning for Amber Guyger, the now-former cop who was indicted for breaking into the home of Botham Shem Jean before shooting him to death.

All of the dismissed cases originated before Guyger killed Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of St. Lucia who was simply home watching TV when the off-duty officer illegally entered and killed him under the implausible excuse that she thought he was burglarizing her own apartment. Citing court documents, the Dallas News reported that “Dallas County prosecutors in one case wrote that they were seeking the dismissal because the fired officer was ‘indicted for murdering an innocent man in his own home.’”

If prosecutors were going so far as to dismiss cases that Guyger brought in, that could indicate how strongly they feel their case against the former cop is. The implication was that prosecutors were so confident they can secure Guyger’s conviction that they were already getting ahead of any potential wrongful arrest lawsuits that could be initiated once the former cop is found guilty.

Guyger’s defense attorneys, on the other hand, may not be nearly as confident as their prosecutorial counterparts of their latest move was any indication. Her murder trial was initially slated to begin in August before it was pushed back until late September, more than a year after Guyger killed Jean.

There were also reports that Guyger, who has been out on bail since her indictment in December, may have violated the terms of her conditional release by living her best life and vacationing on a Caribbean cruise, which was subpoenaed for its records last month. In addition to possibly showing Guyger violated her bail, the subpoena could allow prosecutors to portray her as a carefree vacationer following what appeared to be a cold-blooded murder of an innocent man.

There is also the testimony from an eyewitness who recorded video just moments after the shooting, showing Guyger talking on her phone and the paramedics removing Jean’s body. Guyger’s lawyers were scrambling to keep her from the witness stand.

Guyger, herself, has also taken painstaking measures to show her purported innocence, including getting a complete makeover in an apparent play for sympathy from the judge during a court appearance in January.

Still, the apparent evidence is seemingly overwhelmingly not in Guyger’s favor.

On Sept. 6, Guyger said that following a long day on the job as a Dallas police officer, she implausibly mistook his apartment for her own and, after ordering Jean not to move, shot him twice before realizing the error of her ways. Her story was met with doubt because of a number of factors, especially her assertion that Jean’s door was ajar. Videos posted on social media by neighbors appeared to show that apartment doors in the building shut automatically, which seemed to indicate that Guyger was lying.

In addition to the inconsistencies in her alibis, which have changed several times, Dallas police, of which Guyger was a member for five years before being fired, appeared to be helping to cover up the shooting for their colleague. The department was accused of allowing Guyger enough time to scrub her social media accounts and get her story straight before turning herself in three days after killing Jean. It also gave Guyger enough time to move out of her apartment, which was never searched by police despite five warrants allowing them to do so.

Murder charges against a police officer are notoriously hard to prosecute. There are roughly 1,000 police shootings every year in the United States, but officers seldom face justice. According to CNN, only 80 cops were arrested on murder or manslaughter charges for on-duty shootings between 2005 and April 2017. However, only 35 percent of those arrests led to convictions in that 12-year period.

Atlanta Police shot and killed a activist Oscar Cain with there cams turned off 4/25/2019

The Atlanta Police Department incident report detailing the fatal shooting of community activist, Oscar Cain, gives very little details on his murder because the police officer’s body camera had been shut off.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) identified the death of an armed man who fled an officers’ pursuit as 31-year-old Oscar Cain. Cain was best known in his Atlanta community as an activist and community organizer; named the Atlanta Field Director for the League of Young Voters Education Fund and later, with the GenY Project of the American Friends Service Committee, took the lead in a campaign to force the Atlanta Police Department to equip police with body cameras.

The incident report in question was written as a result of the Cain shooting which took place on March 31 in Southwest Atlanta. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “next to nothing” was detailed in the report which only consisted of three sentences; “I, Officer (Marquee) Kelley, discharged my city issued 9mm Glock … at a suspect at 501 Connelle (sic) Avenue…”

Kelley is currently on a three-day leave from the department, a standard practice after an officer’s weapon is discharged during the line of duty. His city-issued Glock is currently in possession of the police department. Black America Web details upon Kelly’s return he was placed on administrative duty. That assignment was before the investigation was completed and also before Cain’s burial.

Additional details report Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields originally planned to place Officer Kelley back into full duty before objecting to administrative duties.

Florida Police Officers Who Slammed A 15 Year-Old Black Boy’s Head To The Ground In Viral Arrest Video Said He Was Acting “Aggressive 4/24/2019

A Florida police deputy has been placed on restricted duty after cellphone video footage surfaced of two white officers slamming the head of a pepper-sprayed black teenager against the ground while placing him under arrest on Thursday.

Thousands of people shared videos of the incident on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend, tagging them “#JusticeForLucca,” and demanding that the officers be fired or prosecuted.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement Friday that the department would conduct a “thorough investigation” into the incident and said that Deputy Christopher Krickovich, one of the officers pictured in the video, had been placed on restricted duty.

In the affidavit, Krickovich said that he and his partner, Sgt. Greg LaCerra, responded to a call from a McDonald’s in Tamarac, Florida, at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday after employees reported a large group of teenagers gathering for a fight outside the restaurant. He wrote that the McDonald’s was a popular after-school gathering place for students from a nearby high school and the scene of frequent fights — including an incident the day before that had caused damage to a bystander’s car.

Krickovich and LaCerra arrived after the fight had ended, per the affidavit. As they ordered the crowd of teens to disperse, they identified one of the perpetrators from Wednesday’s fight who had been warned not to trespass in the area again and took him into custody.

“While I was dealing with the male on the ground, I observed his phone slide to the right of me and then behind me. I observed a teen wearing a red tank top reach down and attempt to grab the male student’s phone,” Krickovich wrote.

When LaCerra ordered the other boy to stay back, he said, the teenager “took an aggressive stance” toward the officer and “bladed his body and began clenching his fists.”

LaCerra pepper-sprayed the teen in the face and forced him to the ground, Krickovich wrote. There were more than 200 students in the crowd, according to Krickovich, and this is when many of them started recording the incident on their phones.

Per the affidavit, the officers feared for their safety and worked to restrain the teenager on the ground in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. Krickovich said that he hit the 15-year-old with a closed fist on the right side of his head as “a distractionary technique” to get the teen to release his right hand from under his head. “This technique was successful and I was able to place him into handcuffs without further incident.”

Additional videos of the incident taken by other students surfaced on social media throughout the weekend.

The original video and others that emerged were shared across Twitter and Facebook on Saturday, with many calling for the officers in question to be fired or prosecuted for brutality.

In a preplanned meeting with black leaders Saturday, Broward County Sheriff Tony said that he was taking the investigation into the matter seriously but emphasized the importance of following the appropriate procedures.

“That’s the most electrifying and dangerous situation for a law enforcement administrator to handle. Any time a white deputy is involved in contact with using force on a black youth, this thing blows up,” he said. “How we handle that from an administrative standpoint has to be very tactful.”

“I’m not going to sit and try to brush anything under the table,” he said. “The facts are what they are.”

A BLACKWOMAN WHO COMPLAINED ABOUT A BLUE LIVES MATTER FLAG GOT PAID!!! AN AMAZING 100,000 SETTLEMENT 4/29/2019

A Black corrections employee has settled her lawsuit with Multnomah County, Oregon for $100,000, following complaints about stress and racial harassment that she endured over a coworker’s “Blue Lives Matter” flag, and after she put up an “equity” wall herself.

Karimah Guion-Pledgure, who was a corrections technician with the county Department of Community Justice up until Friday, agreed to resign from her job as part of the settlement, although she will be able to reapply for other positions, her attorney Ashlee Albies told CNN.

Guion-Pledgure filed the lawsuit in January 2019, but noted that she and other Black coworkers had complained about a probation officer hanging the “Blue Lives Matter” flag in the workplace when it first went up in 2017.

In the lawsuit, Guion-Pledgure argued that the Blue Lives Matter flag “co-opts” the Black Lives Matter movement’s well-known slogan and “repurposes it to shift focus to law enforcement — a chosen profession, not a racial identity — and thus denigrates, dilutes, and demeans the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement.”

The complaint notes that Guion-Pledgure went to supervisors in late 2017 and early 2018 to complain about the flag, and also took it up to the Multnomah County chief operating officer in 2018.

By July 2018, Guion-Pledgure decided to build an “equity wall” in her workplace, showing photos of people of color killed by police in the U.S., as well as immigrant children separated from their parents at the border as a result of Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

That same month, Guion-Pledgure took leave due to health issues that she said was a result of the harassment she faced. The lawsuit initially sought $20,000 in lost wages and $400,000 for emotional distress and suffering, CNN notes.

As part of the settlement, Guion-Pledgure will have to file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, at which point the settlement will be filed with Multnomah County Circuit Court.

White Cop to Black Kids: ‘Wait Till Your Asses Turn 18. Then You’re Mine’ 4/8/2019

The first sentence of this story should read: “A Virginia police officer is under fire after he was captured on video insinuating that he can’t wait to subject a group of black middle school children to the horrors of the criminal justice system.”

But that would not be true.

In fact, the Richmond, Va., police officer-turned macabre soothsayer is most assuredly not under fire. The second paragraph of a story like this would usually reveal the officer’s name and explain how the police department disciplined the obviously biased officer, but don’t worry, the officer is perfectly fine. He is protected. Absolutely nothing has changed.Outstream Video00:0000:00

According to NBC News, the Richmond Police Department launched an internal investigation after 13-year-old Cameron Hillard, a student at Albert Hill Middle School in Richmond, Va., shared a clip of a police officer yelling out his cruiser window to a group of students.

In the video posted to Facebook, the students are walking to an afterschool activity when the cop, whom the Richmond Police Department confirmed was white, pulled up in front of the students.

“Someone said a curse word … like ‘F-the police.’” Cameron said. “It wasn’t me and my friends but he didn’t know who said it so he asked who said it.

“Even if we did say that, that’s our choice of words,” someone apparently smarter than the unnamed cop says in the video. Another person says “Yes sir,” which prompts the officer to reveal his hopes and dreams to the teens.

“Wait till your asses turn 18,” yells the officer. “Then you’re mine!”

And then, having fulfilled his civic duty of protecting and serving, he drove off.

In a statement, Richmond Police Interim Chief William C. Smith apologized to the students and said that the department launched an internal investigation into the incident after they were made aware of the video. When law enforcement officials concluded the investigation, they punished the officer harshly by assigning him to another part of the city and … well, that’s it.

“His actions do not reflect the values, training, or policies of the department,” said Smith of the officer whose name was withheld. “While these facts don’t minimize the incident, they do give you the totality of the person.”

Of course they don’t. There are a lot of things we don’t know about the anonymous ass-claimer. No one knows if he wears boxers or briefs. The short video also does not indicate whether or not he likes Brussels sprouts. Perhaps he was playing an augmented reality game on his phone, attempting to catch the elusive and rare Negro Pokemon.

However, the footage does show that there’s an officer who works for the Richmond Police Department who can barely wait for the day when he can subject black children to his ill intent. Of course, it is possible that the policeman was only referring to those specific children, in which case, it totally makes sense to just send him to the other side of town. Richmond is only 48.2 percent black, so I’m sure no other children are in danger.

On a positive note, the officer finally answered a question that has gone unanswered for decades.

Now we know: A dream deferred does not dry up like a raisin in the sun. Neither does it fester like a sore—and then run. However, it does stink like rotten meat … But only until our children black asses turns 18.

Unless, of course, someone like this officer in the Richmond Police Department with a gun, badge and the full authority of the law just “can’t wait.”

Family of 7-Year Old Black Girl Killed By Police Settles With the City of Detroit for $8 Million 4/8/2019

Detroit, MI — The family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year old girl shot and killed by a Detroit police officer, has received an $8.25 million settlement almost 9 years after the tragic incident. The settlement was finalized just days prior to the scheduled civil trial.On an early Sunday morning of May 2010, Aiyana was sleeping on a couch beside her grandmother, Mertilla Jones, when police officers suddenly entered the home in search for a murder suspect. The raid apparently went wrong as Aiyana got shot in the head after a short altercation between her grandmother and officer Joseph Weekley.

The officer claimed what happened was an accident and his gun discharged as he was struggling with Aiyana’s grandmother.

The incident was captured by a film crew for The First 48, a documentary series that shows real-life scenes in a homicide investigation. It was reportedly used as evidence in the lengthy investigation and two trials in connection to Aiyana’s death.

Weekley was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter, which was dismissed during the second trial in 2014. He was even allowed to return to the police force in 2015.

Geoffrey Fieger, the family’s lawyer, confirmed the settlement could help the family move on but it “won’t provide full justice. The only full justice would be to bring Aiyana back and I can’t do that.”

Meanwhile, Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia said in a statement, “Aiyana’s death was a tragic loss for her family and has been a heavy burden on our community. We believe today’s settlement is fair because it balances the needs of Aiyana’s family and our responsibility for the city’s finances. We hope this resolution will provide everyone involved with a measure of closure.”

City Of Chicago Ordered To Pay $5 Million For Police Shooting Of Gary Smith 3/23/2019

Attorneys for the victim’s family say a Chicago police officer shot and killed 37-year-old Gary Smith in the city’s Austin neighborhood in 2014.

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Watch: Trial date set for Amber Guyger in Botham Jean murder case 3/18/2019

Amber Guyger

Its seem that Amber Guyger had a court date today . That no one knew about, This meet is just a assessment for miss Guyger’s defense . Also the judge would like to communicate with the defendant and see if there lawyer was talk to the defendant;

This part of the court room is a time that most people do not know about. Where the Lawyer can talk to there defendant about evidence and a game plan for the upcoming Trial that will take place on Aug 12.


A large photo of Botham Jean with photos and cards displayed on one of the tables in his childhood home in Castries, St. Lucia in September. Botham Jean was shot and killed in his apartment by off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. She was charged with murder. 
(Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer)

Amber Guyger is the former police officer that shot a man in his own apartment after she thought that Botham Jean was an intruder in her apartment that was one floor above Botham Jeans apartment.

After Botham Jean was shot Botham Jean can be heard screaming out “why did you do that”. Meaning, why did you shoot me? Just before he died. The particle video of the indecent was caught on camera by a bystander at the housing complex.

video of the shooting

Now , The former officer is in the fight for her life but she looks confident going in the court room today.

The world have to come to grips that this cop might get off. You know why i say that? It because this woman could have made that mistake thinking that Botham Jean was in her apartment. It’s true they have been seen with each other in pictures that the news displayed to further criminalize and and radicalize this case. My thought’s are that the former office had a hard day at work and was not pay attention what floor she was on and made a mistake. Because there was report that the door was already open when she got there.Or this woman is just stupid and made a deadly mistake. But , what flame the whole thing was not the shooting itself, But the reason why police went in Botham Jean home looking for drugs witch bang on suspicions of a cover up. But with further review of this case and looking at all the facts.In my unqualified opinion it was a devastating mistake.

In the time that we are having in the united state with all the racism every little or even large story can and will be transformed in some kid of racist ploy by the public and the media to inflame America even more into madness and hate and fear.

Amber Guyger is going to get off but the family can go after the police dept who employed in my Amber Guyger for wrongful death and can sue the department this will be logical move for the family. That if the killing Bathom Jean was not intentional and the defense can prove this.

in Concussion: African American’s as a race can no longer have the conclusion that every case of a police officer shooting a black man had racial intent accident happen and we as a people have to give this possibility in every case when it come to the police. We are all human and we make mistakes what we have to do is learn from our mistakes and work to lean on solving mistakes that happens in this crazy world we live in.

A Columbus Police Officer Kidnapped Unsuspecting Females Under Flag Of Arrest And Forced Them To Have Sex With Him 3/13/2019

A Columbus Police officer named Andrew Mitchell who is 55 years old, Been on the force about 30 years and a veteran of the Ohio Police Department, was arrested by the FED”s on Monday.Department of Justice said that Mitchell kidnapped serval women under the banner of arrest before forcing them to have sex with him in exchange for them to be set free.

Mitchell, who was place on desk duty in september after being under the investigation for the fatal shooting of a 23 year old Donna Castle Berry, a mother of two Mitchell in the process of shooting Mis Castleberry manage to stab her to death with unissues to the police like a knife

Donna castleBerry Shot and stabbed by Columbus Police

Report say that Castleberry had a knife as well so the cop did not have the knife he took it away from his attacker.

Maine: I thought before you get into a police cruiser they are suppose to frisk you that is standard before you are hand cuffed for a crime . These cops now a days are let criminals in there car with out a pat down or hand cuffs that is very dangerous on there side of things. Unless the cops in Columbus want something to happen!!!!!

Reports also says that this cops rental properties have been link to over 600 calls to police since 2013 His arrest was first reported by WBNS.

Maine: What kind of cop is this ? To have over over 600 hundred calls to your properties it smells of domestic violence and the police covered it up for some reason. Totally unprofessional if you ask me!!! Why was this man on the force for so long if this many calls was link to his properties?

Mitchell , was a detective assigned to a vice unit in march of 2017 after joining the force in 1988,Mitchell have’s extra police protection since being place on leave.He was indicted last week on three counts of depriving individuals of their civil rights under the flag of law and two counts of witness tampering.along with a single charge of obstruction of justice.His indictments was made public Monday.

According to WBNS, Mitchell have arrested at least 200 women over the last two years while he was a detective for the city’s Vice Unit.A woman came out and said she was charged after refusing to have sex with him. He also lied while being questioned by FBI.

The FBI got personal and asked Mitchell did he have sex with prostitutes and he lied to the FBI

Maine: This man is sick i do not know how he have a job any where much less the Columbus Police Department!!! And i question him on the killing of Donna Castleberry. You mean this woman was in your car , you did not frisk her or put hand cuffs on her before you put her in the car with you? On top of that Donna Castlebery manage to hide a knife to kill a police officer ,really? Something is extremely fishy here!!!

Of hundreds of arrests,Mitchell victimizes at least three women, Trading sex for there freedom.

As the district atorney process for a grand jury at this trial Donna family is in pain
said Bobbi McCalla, Donna’s sister. “It will be seven if it goes into April since my sister was killed. I think we are due answers.”

“It’s been hell,” said Donna’s mother Michelle Dalton. “It’s still sad, it’s still really sad.

Officer who shot Tamir Rice Gets A New Cushy Job As A Police Officer In A Small Town. “Ain’t America Grand Giving A Murder A Second Chance” 3/5/2019

(CNN)The police officer who fatally shot 12-year-oldTamir Rice in Cleveland four years ago was recently hired by a police department in eastern Ohio, CNN affiliate WTOV-TV reported, citing the department’s police chief. Timothy Loehmann is one of six new officers hired in the Village of Bellaire, about 65 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. The town on the Ohio River has a population of about 4,170.Bellaire Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan told WTOV that Loehmann applied to several police departments and still wanted to be a police officer. “He’s not quitting on being a police officer. He made a decision (in 2014) that’s going to stay with him the rest of his life,” Flanagan said. “Like anybody else, if you make a mistake, someone’s got to give you a second chance, give someone opportunity. There is no worry, I stand behind this officer … I’ll stand behind this officer like I will any of my officers.”CNN’s efforts to reach Flanagan during the weekend were not successful.Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra said on Twitter that Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, feels that “Loehmann doesn’t belong on any police force anywhere & shouldn’t be foisted upon the citizenry anywhere.””But she hopes that this does mean he will never return to Cleveland,” Chandra’s tweet read.

The shooting and verdict

Loehmann shot and killed Tamir Rice in 2014 after a witness called 911 to report that someone was brandishing a gun in a park. The caller noted that the person was “probably a juvenile” and that the gun was “probably fake,” records show. The dispatcher did not share those qualifiers with Loehmann or the officer who was driving, Frank Garmback. Video of the incident shows Loehmann, then a trainee, arriving in a squad car driven by Garmback. The car moves close to Rice, and less than two seconds after the vehicle arrives, Loehmann shoots the boy. Loehmann and Garmback both said in written statements dated November 2015 they thought Rice was pulling out a real gun from his waistband.

A grand jury decided not to indict Loehmann or Garmback. However, Loehmann was fired in May 2017 for being untruthful on his job application. He applied to the Cleveland Police Force in 2013 after resigning from the police department in the suburb of Independence, and after failing a written exam while applying for a job with police in Maple Heights. An internal review panel investigating the Rice shooting found that Loehmann would have been fired from the Independence department had he not resigned.

Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating tactical rules relating to how he drove to the shooting scene. A dispatcher was suspended for eight days in March 2017 for failing to relay a citizen’s 911 report that Rice was “probably a juvenile” and that his gun was “probably fake,” and another officer was suspended for two days at that time for working a second job near the shooting scene without permission.The city of Cleveland settled a wrongful-death lawsuit in 2016 with the Rice family for $6 million.

CNN’s Marlena Baldacci contributed to this report.

A Florence man got a Jake The Snake sleeper hold applied on him by police 3/4/2019

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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Members of the National Action Network said they won’t give up until justice is served in an investigation involving allegations of excessive force by two Florence County deputies as they were arresting a man earlier this month in Florence.

The group held a news conference Wednesday outside the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. They held signs saying, “No Justice No peace.” The group is advocating for 34-year-old Tyler Fleming.

Fleming said he was assaulted by two deputies at a store two weeks ago on East Palmetto Street in Florence.

Two people said they witnessed the entire incident and can’t understand why deputies had Fleming pinned to the ground in what appeared to be a choke hold while in handcuffs.

Fleming said all he did was ask a deputy for a ride to Mullins.

Elder James Johnson with the National Action Network said he is upset that the two witnesses haven’t been interviewed by an investigator assigned to look into the allegations. James said he is also very upset the two deputies involved in the incident are still working and haven’t been placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

The two witnesses, along with several others, expressed their frustrations with the investigation. The group is asking to meet with Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone about their concerns.

“We tried to meet with him. To communicate with him by phone. He refused to call my office back. This led me to believe that he don’t want to resolve this problem. And I want to send a strong message to him that choking Mr. Tyler will not go away. Not one bit. So, I would like to sit down and talk with Mr. Kenney Boone about the two officers,” said Johnson.

Sheriff Boone said a special investigator was assigned to the case from the day the allegations surfaced.

In a statement, Boone said, “While being detained for further questioning, the subject refused to follow reasonable verbal instructions and resisted officer’s attempts to properly detain him, forcing the officer to take the subject to the ground. “

Fleming is being represented by attorney Cheveron T. Scott.

Scott said, “Tyler is in good spirits and looks forward to his day in court on these criminal charges but more importantly, he would like to do whatever he can to make sure that this does not happen to another human being.”

https://wpde.com/news/local/no-justice-no-peace-group-wants-action-in-police-brutality-case

Police Officer cam was turned off before a man was handed a beat down 3/4/2019

DeSoto police officers accused of brutalizing a family after a 911 call last August either did not activate their body cameras or wear them during some of the most heated moments, according to police officials and footage obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

The lapses ran afoul of the Dallas suburb’s policies requiring officers to wear cameras and keep them running during most encounters with the public, police chief Joseph Costa acknowledged in an interview.

His confirmation comes after The News obtained the officers’ body camera footage through Texas’ open records law and compared it to a dashcam video released last year. Since that time, the chief had maintained his officers did nothing wrong.

The Dallas County district attorney’s office, meanwhile, will be investigating the family’s allegations of brutality, a spokeswoman told The News. The decision was made last week following a meeting with the family.

Sammie Anderson with her sons: Sam Bible, left; Tyrone Anderson, third from left; and Grant Bible.  Not shown: Matt Bateman.(Brandon Wade/Special Contributor)
Sammie Anderson with her sons: Sam Bible, left; Tyrone Anderson, third from left; and Grant Bible.  Not shown: Matt Bateman. (Brandon Wade/Special Contributor)

The dashcam captured six DeSoto officers responding to the home of Sammie Anderson on Aug. 7 after she asked a friend to call for help in breaking up an argument between her two oldest sons. The caller suggested someone was wielding a weapon, but by the time police arrived the dispute was over. Police tackled Anderson and Tased one of her adult sons, who had already complied with orders to lie on the ground and appeared to be no threat.

Because the dashcam footage was shot from a distance, it was difficult to identify which of the five officers surrounding the man Tased him, and how many times, among other details.

By syncing footage from the separate videos, The News found that three officers’ cameras were dark during the Tasing. The department’s policy says officers should activate their cameras before arriving at scenes.

A fourth cop’s camera caught only blurry images. A fifth’s was too far away. And a sixth officer at the scene didn’t wear one, Costa said.

Warning: this video includes images of violence and strong language. It has been edited for length and clarity and to remove personal information such as birth dates

Judge Denies $38 Million Verdict For the Family of a Black Woman Killed by Police 2/23/2019

Baltimore, MD — The family of Korryn Gaines, who was shot and killed by a police officer three years ago, is disappointed after a Baltimore County judge has overturned the decision of a jury that awarded them over $38 million in damages for her wrongful death.In 2016, local police officers went to Gaines’ apartment to serve an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for two different charges. Gaines, who was found inside the apartment with her boyfriend and her two children, allegedly pointed a gun at the officers.

After a 6-hour standoff, police officers fired shots when she allegedly threatened to kill them, although their neighbors told different stories. Gaines was fatally shot and her now-6-year-old son, Kodi, was injured.

Her family filed a lawsuit against Baltimore County Police and Cpl. Royce Ruby, the officer who fatally shot her, claiming that they used excessive force. The jury sided with the family and last year, they were awarded $38 million in damages, which included $33 million to her son, Kodi, $4.5 million to her daughter, Karsyn, and $9,000 to her parents and estate.

However, Judge Mickey J. Norman recently dismissed the claims and denied the family of the award. Norman stated in his ruling that Ruby’s actions were “objectively reasonable” and did not violate her rights against unlawful seizure. He noted the “qualified immunity” that protect law enforcement and government officials from civil liability when doing their job.

Gaines’ family said that they are planning to appeal the judge’s ruling.

“It’s devastating to a certain extent, but they’re a very faithful family,” J. Wyndal Gordon, the family’s attorney, told The Baltimore Sun. “It’s not over.”

Family Sues Mississippi Jail That Has A Record Of Suspicious Black Inmate Death 2/23/2019

Harvey Hill was one of three inmates who died at the jail in 2018 under suspicious circumstances.

AMississippi jail finds itself, again, in the spotlight over the death of a Black inmate under suspicious circumstances.

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Attorneys representing the family of Harvey Hill, who died nine months ago at the Madison County jail, announced on Tuesday that they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff and other officials, the Clarion-Ledger reported.

Hill was arrested for trespassing on May 6 and died in custody one day later.

Part of the family’s frustration is that after nine months they still have no official answers about the exact cause of Hill’s death. They don’t believe that Hill, 36, died from possible cardiac arrest, as they were told. The family believes he died after jail guards “brutally” beat him.

“That is totally unacceptable,” attorney Carlos Moore said, noting that the family still has not received an official autopsy report. “Had the results been in the county’s favor, they would have released them by now.”

Hill’s death was one of three such deaths at the jail in 2018, in which families suspect foul play. Larry Thompson, 51, died three days after his release from the jail in November. And in December, Lanekia Michelle Brown, 37, was four weeks pregnant when she was reportedly found dead in her jail cell.

The lawsuit accuses the jail guards of beating and pepper-spraying Hill while he was handcuffed because he failed to show proper respect to one of the guards. They allegedly returned Hill without medical care to his cell, where he was found dead.

In Brown’s case, she was reportedly discovered dead in her cell when a nurse went to check on her after she had complained about having stomach pains, according to the official account. Brown’s mother said she was not allowed to see her daughter’s remains in the days after her death. She demanded answers but received no explanation about how she died.

Moore, who is also representing Brown’s family, said at a news conference in January that he was looking into whether Brown was given proper medical care. He suspected that jail officials discriminated against her.

Thompson’s family said he was healthy when he walked into the jail but was nearly unconscious and unable to walk when he was released. While incarcerated, Thompson called home and said he had been beaten, his son recalled. The family said witnesses at the prison also told them that jail officials had assaulted Thompson. They too are demanding answers.

Killing Of Black Teen In Brazil Ignites BLM Movement To End Police Brutality 2/21/2019

Many are comparing Pedro Gonzaga in Brazil to Eric Garner.

The killing of a Black teenager in Brazil, which has a long history of police violence against Afro-Brazilians, sparked a movement to protect Black lives. This comes against the backdrop of a new law-and-order Brazilian president coming to power with an anti-Black agenda.

Demonstrators rallied in five major cities in Brazil after the death on Feb. 14 of 19-year-old Pedro Gonzaga whom a supermarket security guard choked—fueling a Black Lives Matter movement, the Guardian reported.

It’s unclear exactly what led to the confrontation. The security guard reportedly used a sleeper hold on Gonzaga, who died of a heart attack at a hospital. A video showed at least one bystander pleading with the security guard to stop. “He is suffocating him,” a woman is heard saying on a video of the incident. Gonzaga was taken unconscious to the hospital.

Parallels to Eric Garner, the unarmed African-American man who died after a New York City cop used a chokehold to arrest him, were widely noted by the demonstrators.

“There has never been a Black Lives Matter [movement] in Brazil to compare to the United States, but this year I think it will happen more often because the black community is more and more united,” Rene Silva, a protest organizer in Rio, said.

In July 2018, Amnesty International, a global human rights organization, noted that police killings of Black youths in Brazil continue 25 years after the infamous Candelária massacre, in which eight young boys were killed by off-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro. The incident sparked international outrage, yet little has changed more than two decades later.

“The struggle to protect Black Brazilian youths from police violence and deliver justice for the victims of the past remains as vital and relevant as ever,” Amnesty International said.

Unfortunately, things seem unlikely to change any time soon. In January, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, who was once on trial for racism, was sworn in as Brazil’s president. He has a long history of making hateful comments about women, the LGBT community and Afro-Brazilians.

In April 2018, Brazil’s attorney general charged him with inciting hatred and discrimination. In one instance, Bolsonaro insulted Black descendants of rebel African slaves called quilombolas and expressed regret about their legal protections. However, a court dismissed the lawsuit during his presidential campaign in September.

Before taking office, Bolsonaro signaled one of his policy targets: Brazil’s affirmative action program, according to Bloomberg News.

Teen boy fatally shot by Chicago police after traffic stop leads to ‘armed confrontation,’ police say 2/17/2019

A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Saturday night on the West Side died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The officer shot the boy after police tried to pull over the vehicle he was riding in, officials said.

The teen, identified by authorities as Michael Elam, was initially taken to an area hospital after the shooting in critical condition. But on Sunday morning, a spokesman for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the city agency that investigates police-involved shootings, said the teen has since died.

Two weapons were confiscated at the scene, according to Chicago police, and no officers were hurt.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. near 21st Street and Keeler Avenue in the North Lawndale community after Ogden District tactical officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, police said.

As officers followed the vehicle, they saw it hit a parked vehicle and a curb before coming to a stop, police said.

The teen passenger exited the vehicle before “an armed confrontation ensued,” prompting one officer to shoot the teen, police said. The COPA spokesman said the suspect was shot by the officer when he tried to flee as police pursued him on foot.

As required by Chicago Police Department policy after police-involved shootings, that officer will be placed on desk duty for 30 days.

As a matter of routine, COPA will conduct an investigation into whether Police Department protocol was followed during the shooting.

6 California Officers Fatally Shoot Rapper At Taco Bell Drive-Thru

FILE- This Dec. 15, 2016, file photo shows a Taco Bell in Metairie, La. Yum Brands, Inc. reports financial earnings Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Six police officers in Vallejo, California, are on administrative leave pending an investigation after they fatally shot a man moments after he woke up in the driver’s seat of his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru.

Family identified the man as Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old aspiring rapper, according to The Guardian.

The Vallejo Police Department and Solano County District Attorney’s Office say they have launched a “thorough and in-depth” investigation into the Saturday night shooting.

Police say they were called to the scene ― around 30 minutes northeast of San Francisco ― around 10:36 p.m. after an employee of the fast-food joint realized a customer behind the wheel of a silver Mercedes in the drive-thru lane was “slumped” over and motionless.

Two officers then arrived on the scene, according to the department. They reportedly noticed the driver was alone in the car with a handgun on his lap and called for backup. When two other officers arrived, the group attempted to open the door and quickly retrieve the gun, the department said, but the Mercedes was locked. Noticing the vehicle was also in drive, officers began positioning one patrol car at each bumper to prevent “erratic movement.”

With even more officers arriving on the scene, the man woke up. Police say they gave him “several commands to put his hands up,” but that he reached down toward his firearm instead. Six officers shot him “fearing for their safety,” the department said.

It was all over in about four seconds. The man was declared dead at the scene after lifesaving efforts failed.

Family members who spoke with The Guardian believed the officers’ response was unwarranted. 

“There was no attempt to try to work out a peaceful solution,” Marc McCoy, Willie McCoy’s older brother, told the outlet. “The police’s job is to arrest people who are breaking the law ― not take the law into your own hands.”

“We’re never going to get over this,” he added.

“It’s a really big loss. Really, really unexpected,” a cousin, David Harrison, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s a lot of grieving going on, trying to make sense of this thing.”

The six officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. Results of an autopsy, not yet available, will include how many times McCoy was hit by gunfire, as well as a toxicology report.  

As The Guardian noted, the Taco Bell incident is just the latest in a series of recent violent confrontations between police and residents of the town. Last August, the Vallejo Police Department defended its officers’ actions after a video circulated online showing one officer straddling a man on the ground while a second officer strikes him with a flashlight.

According to the Chronicle, Saturday’s shooting was the third time in recent years that Bay Area police shot an armed man after trying to wake him up. 

No Charges In Police Killing Of Mall Shopper Mistaken For Shooter

FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., during an interview in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Thursday, Dec. 13, that his office is taking over the investigation into the police killing of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., a black man inside the state’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

The fatal police shooting of an armed Alabama man after he was mistaken for a mall shooter in November was “justified and not criminal,” authorities said Tuesday.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall decided that the Hoover, Alabama, officer who fatally shot 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” F. Bradford Jr. will not be criminally charged in the Thanksgiving night shooting.

The officer, who was not identified, mistakenly targeted Bradford after he was seen running toward one of the shooting victims while holding a hand

The officer’s actions “were reasonable under the circumstances and were consistent with his training and nationally-accepted standards for ‘active shooter’ scenarios,” Marshall’s report states.

The officer identified Bradford “as an immediate deadly threat to innocent civilians and thus shot Bradford to eliminate the threat.”

Surveillance video released from inside the Riverchase Galleria mall shows people running shortly after police say shooting suspect Erron Brown, 20, opened fire, wounding a 12-year-old and an 18-year-old.

Bradford appears in the video’s frame and after a brief pause runs in the opposite direction that people are fleeing. After taking several steps he collapses to the ground and his handgun slides to the floor ahead of him. At least one police officer can be seen approaching him from behind with a firearm drawn.

An autopsy on Bradford showed that he was shot three times from behind.

Though the mall’s policy forbids handguns, Bradford’s father, Emantic Bradford Sr., said his son had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Marshall’s report says there was no evidence that Bradford’s handgun was fired at the mall. It adds that the FBI also reviewed the case and, from his understanding, found no evidence to initiate a case against the officer for civil rights violations.

Black Man Found Hanging In The Same Jail Where Sandra Bland Died

The Waller County Jail was supposed to implement reforms after Bland’s death.

An African-American inmate was recently found dead after apparently hanging himself in the same Texas jail where Sandra Bland also died in 2015, the Houston Chronicle reported. Authorities at the Waller County jail said on Wednesday that Evan Lyndell Parker, 34, attempted suicide on Jan. 25 and died two days later in a hospital.

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Parker was accused of killing a 64-year-old co-worker on Jan. 9, according to the Waller County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the jail the next day on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The Waller County District Attorney stated that it was unclear what led to Parker to attempt to kill himself.

“All outside agency investigations that include the Texas Rangers and Texas Commission on Jail Standards are pending along with autopsy results,” Sheriff R. Glenn Smith said in a statement posted on Facebook.

Bland’s death prompted police reforms that could have prevented Parker’s death. For one thing, face-to-face cell inspections were supposed to occur more frequently after she died. The Chronicle noted that Parker died a month after inspectors found that the jailers failed to meet standards for observing prisoners.

Bland was found hanging in her cell on July 13, 2015, three days after being arrested during a traffic stop. Although her death was ruled a suicide, her family members and activists disputed the cause of death and said racial violence was involved. Her family settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million with Waller County officials and the state trooper who arrested Bland near Prairie View A & M University.

It was unclear if foul play was somehow involved in Parker’s death.

“All I can say is, it’s extremely unfortunate when it happens,” Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said. “Even with the best of precautions, it is always possible that somebody intent on taking their life could be successful. All we can do is make sure we meet guidelines and do the routine checks. At this point, it looks like that was done.”

Duhon also rejected criticism from inmate advocates who raised questions about standards at the jail.

“They’re certainly entitled to their opinions, but anybody who wants to come down to our jail and see all the changes and processes we’ve made since 2015 is welcome to do that,” Duhon added.

Police brutality? 2019 uk London

At 1:44 the man is handcuffed to the fence buy both wrists so the police officer then saw fit to deal out some personal punishment in the form of an assault. Regardless of what the man in cuffs has done that does not condone assaulting him when he is defenseless like that. This is why the police are hated so much.